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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber-gold in color, softly floral in aroma and roundly malty in flavor, Baird Numazu Lager strikes a perfect balance between complexity and drinkability. The smooth lager character is accentuated by a long period (four months) of post-packaging cold conditioning. The pinpoint natural carbonation that is achieved during this long period of conditioning and maturation ensures that the last sip is a fresh and effervescent as the first.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle - Reasonable amber giolden with nice head retention. Aroma of a little perfume and tropical fruit notes. Reasonable hop bitterness from start to finish which lingers well after. Not sure of it’s Vienna qualities but very nice drinking....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2083) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
Amber brew with a large bubbly light tan head that leaves plenty ’o lacing - the body has lots of suspended micro particles hanging around. The aroma is fresh, fruity and has ample sweet caramel but it’s mostly the fruit that holds this up. Some biscuit, lots of floral notes, thick rich fruit with a hint of spice somewhere in the distance. Very nice and fresh and appealing nose. This has a wonderful taste with some sort of unique twist. NIce spice and soft citrus with hints of herbal and pine - more of a pine feel I’d guess, caramel, mild to medium bitterness and hey, I just got that classic vienna malt taste - it snuck in on the end of a sip over half the way into the bottle. Good body, plenty of rich malts and a mild spice that kept my taste buds alert. Me likey. On the very end of the aftertaste there is the vienna. Very yummy beer and very well put together with a good variation of flavour changes and a good mouth feel. NIce.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
5.2% On tap at the Numazu Taproom, part of the 800 yen sampler. Quite an orange gold for a lager but with perfect clarity. An earthy mild spicy aroma that makes me think Saaz hops. Medium bodied, very well balanced but more malty than Tenjingura’s Pilsner. Then again this is a lager so it shouldn’t be a surprise. Really good stuff, I need to try this next summer on a hot day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo. Clear golden - white head. Nice malty. Nice medium hoppy. Dryness. Lught body. Light bitterness. Fruity hoppy. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a solid white head with good retention leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and floral notes. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a nice balance of hoppy bitterness both floral and citrusy and a hint of some spice. Although called a lager, this beer has much more complex flavors to it. This is a very tasty beer for the style. Just have to get another one for a photo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2335) - JAPAN - JUN 29, 2009
A nice quenching beer. Nothing more, or less. Light yellow pour with foamy head. Light on the palate with a nice hoppy kick on the end. Good summer drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2009
Draught at the Taproom in Numazu. Very strong American citrus hop aroma. Tall, rocky head; light amber color. Flavor citrus flavor, with peppery hops and a very bitter finish. Quite fruity as well. Very ale-like.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2426) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle poured to my favorite 1/2 pint taster, with a hazed, orange/amber hue, abundant cream & bubbles of off white, almost light tan head foam, and lasting cling to thick ribbons and spots of lacing. The aroma was smooth malt, light breadiness, some sweetness, perfumy fruit, and spice. The flavor added to these a noticeable hop bitterness that lingered. Medium bodied and carbonated, this brew was altogether crisp, and lightly dry on the finish. A few Vienna issues, but a refreshingly sessionable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Very interesting. Aroma is malty, with caramel, biscuit, and some herbs. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over. Palate is oily, with a medium body. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2011
Pale amber body with mainly lasting head. Doughy grainy aroma with similar notes in the taste as well as bitterness on the finish.


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